Qi Consultancy Sam McDaid
Posted on January 27, 2017 by Qi 气 on BaGua, Design, Energy, Feng Shui, Health, Hong Kong, Living, Love, Mindfulness, Qi, Yin

Enter the Yin Fire Rooster

Kung Hei Fat Choy! 恭禧发财 Roosters are interesting creatures traditionally associated with awakenings. As we officially welcome this protective farm yard icon let’s take a closer look at the energy, life-force or Qi 气 that it carries into 2017. The Yang Fire Monkey brought a substantial amount of chaos and disorder throughout 2016. As the […]

Posted on February 8, 2016 by Qi 气 on BaGua, Beauty, Change, Children, China, Chinese Culture, Chinese New Year, Colour trends, Creativity, Design, Economy, Energy, Ethics, Fashion, Fashion forecasting, Fashion Trends, Feng Shui, Five Element Theory, Food Energetics, Growth Mindset, Harmony, Health, Hong Kong, Human experience, Industry, Interior Design, Irish, Irish Business and Trade Development, Irish Economy, Irish export, Irish Retail, Kindness, Love, Meditation, Metaphysics, Mindful Eating, Mindfulness, Mindset, New beginning, Nutrition, Pantone, Philosophy, Property, Prosperity, Qi, Reflection, Seasonal Foods, Space Clearing, TCM, Transformation, Travel, Wellness, Yang, Year of the Monkey, Yin

Enter the Yang Fire Monkey

Kung Hei Fat Choy! 恭禧发财 Monkeys like to embrace a challenge and tease us with their inquisitive nature. As we officially welcome this creative and clever animal let’s take a closer look at the energy, life-force or Qi 气 that it carries into 2016.   The departure of the yin wood Goat can be unsettling […]

Posted on December 29, 2015 by Qi 气 on Beauty, Design, Fashion, Fashion Trends, Feng Shui, Hong Kong, Mirrors, Paris, Qi, Reflection, Retail, Simplicity

Reflecting Values – Carven

Marie-Louise Carven, was known as a Creator of ‘Contemporary’ Fashion. She died at the age of 105 this year, leaving behind a lustrous career in French Fashion, Prêt-à-Porter and the invention of the Push-Up Bra. I took a look at the current CARVEN collection in the Landmark Atrium, Hong Kong today. I was not disappointed […]

Posted on December 24, 2015 by Qi 气 on Change, Children, Compassion, Creativity, Energy, Feng Shui, Harmony, Health, Home, Hong Kong, Karma, Love, Metaphysics, Mindfulness, moon, New beginning, Nurturing, Positivity, Qi, Reflection, The Universe, Wellness

Clearing the clutter

We are approaching a rare Full Moon on Christmas Day, the last one was in 1977 with previous ones in 1920 and 1901. Interestingly all three have occurred in the sign of Cancer, which rules the Moon and is traditionally associated with nurturing, family, children, creativity and home. With this we are reminded to clear […]

Posted on December 21, 2015 by Qi 气 on Duality, Energy, Feng Shui, Five Element Theory, Food and Beverage Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Travel, Interior Design, Living, Qi, Spatial Design, Yang, Yin

Trends through a coffee filter

During the past two years a lot has happened in the world of coffee here in Hong Kong. Every day more people discover the pleasure of brewing high quality, fresh roasts at home as well as seeking new hang-outs in their local neighbourhoods. Nespresso have pioneered in this market for the ultimate coffee experience at […]

Posted on November 20, 2015 by Qi 气 on Design, Fashion, Feng Shui, Hong Kong, Qi

Catherine Deane

Catherine Deane is passionate about creating beauty from the inside out. It made perfect sense for us to discuss Feng Shui, design, textiles, interior design and Qi at the studio today. Her ready to wear and bridal collections are realised with considered details, exceptional tailoring and rejuvenated historic craft techniques. What a gorgeous, talented and […]

Posted on November 5, 2015 by Qi 气 on Architecture, Beauty, Branding, Design, Energy, Fashion, Feng Shui, Five Element Theory, Harmony, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Travel, Interior Design, Qi, Retail, Spatial Design, Yang, Yin

My place or yours?

Heatherwick studio was asked to find ways of improving the Pacific Place Complex owing to competitors threatening its position as a market leader in Hong Kong retail. The improvements cost $166 million HKD whilst the mall remained open for business as usual. The result is much improved circulation by introduction of new escalators and elevators, […]

Posted on February 13, 2015 by Qi 气 on BaGua, Design, Feng Shui, Hong Kong, Living, Qi, Year of the Sheep

Couplets 春联

‪Love‬ // L‎uck // Longevity ‬// ‎Health‬ ‪// Peace‬ Chinese calligraphy and couplets to welcome the ‪New Year of the Wood Goat // Sheep // Ram. Traditionally hung in the North or North East facing door of the home. A couplet is ideally profound and yet concise, using one character per word in the style of Classical Chinese. Commonly […]

Posted on February 9, 2015 by Qi 气 on BaGua, China, Chinese New Year, Design, Fashion, Feng Shui, Health, Hong Kong, New beginning, Prosperity, Qi, Wellness

Red 红

Chinese New Year is the most celebrated amongst all Chinese festivals and holidays. It lasts for the first fifteen days of the Chinese lunar calendar which began on 4th February 2015. It is called the Spring Festival (in the northern hemispheres) as it falls between the December solstice and the March equinox. The 16th February officially […]